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8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
and 55 minutes of lively and unpredictable conversation with people from all walks of life. Libbv Purvea interviews thebirthdaypersonality. Producer FIPPABURSTON
Can I Stay Here? by JOHN O'HARA
Read by Shirley Dixon
Advent Calendar: Prophecies of Maiachi
NEM. p 21; Behold, the great Creator makes (BBC HB 44); How far is it to Bethlehem; Malachi 3, w 1-12; Once in royal David's city (BBC HB 68)
...or in this cane, who's in a name such as 'Bonelli's warbler', or 'Blair's shoulder- knot', 'Montagu's Harrier' or 'Glaaville fritiUary*?
Denis Owen , of 'Owen's redwing'fameexplainshowto achieve immortality by having a butterfly or a bird named after you....
Producer ANNE BLAIRGOULD BBC Bristol
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Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics in behind the headlines
Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
And How Are You Doctor?:
JENNYCUFFE reports on the plan by GPs to improve their relationship with patients through the Patients' Liaison Committee.
The Ladies of Lyndon by MARGARETKENNEDYabridged in 16 parts by DOREEN ESTALL Readbyannamassev(16)
(Music: Moeran's Rhapsody No 3 for piano and orchestra)
Mademoiselle Pearl by GUY DE MAUPASSANT translated and adapted for radio by SUR GLOVER
'It'sthemostintriguingstoryI ever heard, Imagine coming into the world like that!
Imagine such a boring family having such a wonderful aecret?
Carols sung by 8T MARGARETS GIRLS' SCHOOL.
Directed by MARILYN IRELAND BBC Scotland
The Song of Hiauatha
Six extracts from the epic poem by HENRY WADSWDRTH
LOSGFELLOW, chosen and read by Johnny Morris
6:Hiawatha'sDeparture BBC Bristol
Off the Record ...
RogerWorslevwithhisown earlyhithstofmusichall recording pioneers and eccentricities.
A four-part series. in which
Vincent Kane investigates the resilience of the human spirit and how some people are able to recover from the kind of traumas and disasters that most of us dread in our lives. This week Economic Trauma. Three people who had to face up to financial disaster and yet recovered: Charles Ware and Jefffrey Archer , both victims ofthefinancialsharks;and Jane Williams , who was left literally holding the baby.
Seriescompiledandproduced by JAN TAYLOR BBC Waks
The Shepherd (3)
Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
with Eugene Fraser including Financial Report
A seasonal edition of the musical qiozMuir betweenFrankMuLr and John Amis and Ian Wallace and Denis Norden with Steve Race in the Chair Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Devised by TONYSHRYANEand EDWARD J MASON Producer
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm) ● FEATURE: page 4
(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)
A series of four programmes (Details: Thursday 9.5 am) 1: Bill Morris
Bay Gosling joined him for a first-hand glimpse of the day of a top union man.
(The second programme in this series, 'Len Rush at the Royal
Pigeon Lofts' can be heard on 4 January 1984.)
On 23 December 1944, at Comrie Camp in Scotland, Wolfgang Rosterg was beaten to death by his comrades for the crime of disloyalty to the Fuhrer. In January, a new interpreter arrived at Comrie - Herbert Sulzbach, a Jewish refugee with an Iron Cross.The last battle of the war, the battle for hearts and minds, was about to begin. This documentary tells the story of Comrie Camp and its part in the greatest social experiment of the century - to attempt to change the ideology of a nation.
Written by Miki Healey
Research by JULIE SIMMONS Producer PETER EVERETT
with Dilly Barlow
The Half Life of French Socialism
When France's socialists came to power in 1981 they promised radical change at every level of national life. At mid- term, economic reality and President Mitterand'e U-turn have dampened their reforming ardour, but how far have they managed to accomplish a deeper transformation? Have the old political animosities weakened in industry and local government? Is decentralisation only t pious aspiration? Has Mitterand done better than Giscard d'Estang in his search for the centre ground of French Politics? Presenter John Ardago Producer DAVID MORTON
(Repeated: Thursday 11.0 am)
Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, including interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer RICHARD DUNN
John Morgan reporting
The humorous wireless programme
Lesson 34: The Next to Last Burkiss Way
Starring Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris
13: Mr Geordy Gallon and the Great Race long wave only
Radio 4'a international business report; market trends long wave on